The Little Things: Dan Dan Mien on Cathay Pacific
In the midst of the bustle of travel, it's all too easy to overlook the details. We're talking about special touches others have stressed over just so you can enjoy a unique experience, whether you know it or not. Every so often we'll highlight The Little Things like this, so now you will know.
The Little Thing: Cathay Pacific's Dan Dan Mien noodles served in all of their airport lounges.
For China and Hong Kong-based flyers on Cathay Pacific, stepping onboard the aircraft means the start of a journey home. If you're flying in Business or First Class however, that feeling comes even earlier, when you're in one of Cathay's own airport lounges and ordering the Dan dan mien from the Noodle Bar.
Dan dan mien is a spicy noodle dish flavored with chilli, peanut, scallions, pork or chicken, sesame oil and soy, plus a few more ingredients here and there. Aside from being a staple of Sichuan cuisine, it's a staple in Cathay lounges and something for which frequent flyer's mouths start watering the moment they flash their boarding passes to enter a CX space.
We like our dan dan mien with a side of a BBQ pork bao, as we've had it now many times at The WIng lounge at HKG. Other Cathay lounges can be found in Bahrain, Vancouver, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo-NRT, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Manila, Taipei, Bangkok and London.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]